Daily Topic for October 25, 2006

Ruth 1:3-4
"Now Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth"

Out of one of the most discouraging scenes in history, God was planning a glorious finale. Ruth, a foreigner who grew up worshiping idols, through the witness of her grieving mother-in-law was to become an ancestor of our Lord. We may look at unreached peoples today and wonder how God can ever bring repentance and redemption. Yet He sees what they will be like when they come to Him in confession of their need.

Lord, enlarge our hearts to love like Yours. May some from every people come to know You as Lord, we pray.

Sunni Muslim Kuchi Peoples of Afghanistan

Aren’t paved roads a big improvement over dirt ones? They are, but if people aren’t careful and they drive too fast, it can result in tragedy. Early one morning late in 2005, at least 18 members of a Kuchi (Koochi, meaning nomad) family were killed on the way to their winter pasture near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, 90 miles east of Kabul. The truck in which they were traveling, believed by police to be at too fast a speed, left the unlighted road and plunged into the river. They have also investigated the possibility that the driver and his helper were trying to escape or that the driver might have dozed off. Formerly a narrow, dusty Afghanistan road, the surface of that road had been asphalted as part of reconstruction work and has been the scene of several other accidents that were also due to excessive speed. Another hazard these Kuchi people face as they travel are the landmines left after the Russian invasion.

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Pray that these mines will soon be removed. Pray that better roads will attract Christian missionaries to go to the Koochi people. Pray that the eyes of their hearts will be open to the matchless beauty and greatness of our lord, Jesus Christ.-MC

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